Chet Baker: Sextet (1954-5) 10″ Pacific Jazz/ Vogue

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Selection: Tommyhawk Artists Chet Baker (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Bud Shank (baritone saxophone) Russ Freeman (piano) Carson Smith (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Radio Annex, Los Angeles, CA, September 9 & 15, 1954 Music: Tommyhawk or Tomahawk? Typical mid ’50s West Coast … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Way Out West (1957) Contemporary Vogue

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Track Selection 1: I’m an Old Cow Hand (Mercer) Selection 2: Solitude (Ellington) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957, engineer Roy duNann, produced by Lester Koenig. Selections: Rollins delighted in cheesy material … Continue reading

Bill Evans A Simple Matter of Conviction (1966)

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Capture The Flag!! New competition! Which is better: British or American? Head-to-head, a War of Independence Rematch, British versus US pressing.  The scientific test, a Bill Evans recording from 1966, the rather beautiful “A simple Matter of Conviction” on Verve. For reasons … Continue reading

Jack Montrose Sextet (1955)

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Selected track: “Listen Hear” (crackles a little at the start – you will too at that age – subsides soon after) I> Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bar/s) Conte Candoli (t) Paul Moer (p) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne(d)  Recorded  May 6 … Continue reading

Shelly Manne “Boss Sounds!” 1966

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Track Selection: “Margie” Artists Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Strozier (as) Russ Freeman (p) Monte Budwig (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded “Shelly’s Manne-Hole”, Hollywood, CA, June 20, 1966 Music A nice quality recording and good listening West Coast  jazz with the … Continue reading

Shelly Manne at the BlackHawk (1960)

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Sample (long) from volume 1: “Summertime” Live at the BlackHawk. Being relatively new to West Coast jazz, a helpful steer from the Penguin Jazz  Core Collection pointed me at Shelly Manne and his four volume “Live at the BlackHawk” . Recorded over … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “Tomorrow is the Question” (1959)

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Track Selection: “Tomorrow is the Question!” Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded  Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1959 Music Perhaps tame by future “free jazz” standards, but adventurous and uncompromising in its … Continue reading